What is the opposite of win?

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Opposite of to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
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Opposite of to achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
“The objective is to win the game, not lose it.”
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Opposite of to triumph or achieve victory in
“We are likely to lose in our upcoming match if we are not at the top of our game.”
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Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
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Opposite of to receive as return for effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to delight greatly
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Opposite of to get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
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Opposite of to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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Opposite of to perform an act that ensures success or victory
“Tim had a chance to ice the game in the dying seconds, but he would flub his shot.”
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Opposite of to enter for conquest or plunder
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Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
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Opposite of to secure, to obtain
Noun
Opposite of a success, victory, or triumph
“Another loss will place the team last in the rankings.”
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Opposite of a successful and very lopsided result in a contest
“We suffered a major thrashing at the hands of our opponent who were a cut above us in skill.”
Noun
Opposite of the achievement of an aim or goal
“He considered the training of his pet dog to be a great failure.”
Noun
Opposite of a large amount of money that is won or received unexpectedly
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